Local Economic Development & Municipal Service Delivery (Zambia)

Date: 2005

Working with UNDP, EcoPlan undertook three main actions over the course of this project: an evaluation of UNDP support of decentralization, with recommendations for a way forward; an exploratory assessment of opportunities to support LED in relation to the process of decentralization; and an evaluation of the decentralization process in Zambia and accompanying paper outlining donor intervention opportunities.  Six LED recommendations were presented to donors in the intervention areas of legal frameworks, sub-structures, council-donor activities, physical planning, business registration, and business regulation.